If you’d like to transfer a domain from one registrar to another, you’ll have to pass through a couple of safety steps. One of them is getting a special EPP code from the present registrar – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's email and no one else can see it. You’ll need to give this code to the new domain name registrar, or else they will not be able to begin the domain transfer process. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may include digits or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy/paste the correct code. As an extra security measure, the transfer code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Some companies refer to this code as a domain password, a domain secret or an Auth key as well.